This site is being maintained (largely
in tact) as a tribute to a talented and accomplished designer.
May it serve as a resource and an oasis for all who appreciate
well-considered graphic design and exquisite hand lettering.
my first logotype professionally while still an undergraduate at
Cooper Union in NYC. My first serious job after graduating was
with a small but successful package design studio on 57th Street.
I gained the position with the help of my friend Milton Glaser
who later joined me as art director. I gained my first real understanding
of logotype design from him.
For many years I worked at Lippincott & Margulies as
a package designer and corporate identity specialist. During my
tenure there I was responsible for the design of about forty logos
for major corporations, among them New York Life, PPG, Chemstrand,
Hudson Paper and Borg-Warner.
With that experience, I was able to enjoy more independence
and open a studio with a few other artists. Eventually I migrated
to New England, where my
clients include local businesses and individuals, as well
as NY design studios. With the advent of the www my reach has grown
beyond the Eastern seaboard to include the rest of the U.S., and
even as far as Dubai, UAE.
Formerly a calligrapher and designer of hand lettering,
my work is now entirely digital. My drawing in Adobe Illustrator
is informed by many years of hand work. Calligraphic logos are
now started on paper and then finished on the computer.
I work directly with clients one-on-one and also liaise with art
directors. Logo designs, if properly done, include many roughs
and usually take a minimum of three weeks, whereas hand-lettered
concept renderings can be turned around rapidly.